Daily Dot editor-in-chief: Startups must not neglect the details

Daily Dot editor-in-chief: Startups must not neglect the details

"In a startup, you're constantly tempted to get excited in the beginning, get distracted by more exciting and urgent things in the middle, and believe that you can pull it out in the end. We've made plans for the most awesome special projects, which have all the complexity and difficulty of the invasion of Normandy. And we've insisted that we can improvise the details. ...

"The result of overheated spit-balling and last-minute scrambling is most likely ignominious defeat -- at best, it's safe mediocrity."

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.

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